Homalanthus populifolius Graham

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Homalanthus populifolius

Photo: Mark Hyde
Guys Cliff Rd, Borrowdale

Homalanthus populifolius

Photo: Mark Hyde
Guys Cliff Rd, Borrowdale

Homalanthus populifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

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Common names: Bleeding-heart tree (English) Queensland poplar (English) Umbrella tree (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Introduced
Glabrous tree, 2-4 m. Stipules caducous, leaving prominent scars. Leaves: petiole 3-9 cm, reddish; glands small, sessile; lamina 4-14 × 2-10 cm, ovate-rhombic to ovate-triangular, green above, glaucous beneath, turning red with age; apex acuminate; margin entire. Inflorescences 6-12 cm; bracts 1 mm, broadly ovate. Fruit 8-9 mm, dull green or grey-green ± smooth. Seeds smooth.
Derivation of specific name: populifolius: leaves resembling a poplar (Populus sp.)
Habitat: Commonly planted in gardens and sometimes escaping in disturbed places and along stream banks and in riverine vegetation; a most frequent and convincing escape in the E Highlands.
Altitude range: (metres) 1480 - 1710 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Papua New Guinea and N and E Australia.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Images last updated: Saturday 23 September 2006


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African Plant Database: Homalanthus populifolius
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Homalanthus populifolius
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Homalanthus populifolius
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Homalanthus populifolius
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Homalanthus populifolius
Ispot Southern Africa : Homalanthus populifolius
JSTOR Plant Science: Homalanthus populifolius
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Homalanthus populifolius
Tropicos: Homalanthus populifolius
West African Plants database: Homalanthus populifolius

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Homalanthus populifolius.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135710, retrieved 24 October 2016

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